Fiery crash at Cairo train station kills 20

World Feb 27, 2019

Fiery crash at Cairo train station kills 20

A hurtling train crashed, derailed and caught fire at Cairo's main station on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people in the latest disaster to strike Egypt's rundown railways. The country's transportation minister resigned hours after the accident. A train engine appeared to have slammed into the ...

What's in a name? Just ask Cairophenomenons

Music Feb 26, 2017

What's in a name? Just ask Cairophenomenons

by Ryotaro Aoki

When a band changes its name, it sometimes signifies a switch in artistic direction. For indie band Cairophenomenons — previously known as Cairo — the decision was far more practical, even if the new moniker is a bit of a mouthful. "Our band didn't show ...

Finding serenity in an ancient Cairo mosque

Travel Apr 16, 2016

Finding serenity in an ancient Cairo mosque

by Aron Heller

Amid Cairo's cramped mass of humanity and traffic, with its incessant honking and haggling, visitors will be hard-pressed to find some solitude. However, if you're willing to go off the beaten tourist track a bit, serenity can be found. The expansive Mosque of Ahmed Ibn ...

Policeman killed in bomb blast on central Cairo bridge

World Apr 6, 2015

Policeman killed in bomb blast on central Cairo bridge

A bomb blast on a bridge leading to an upscale neighborhood in central Cairo killed a policeman and wounded at least two passers-by on Sunday, hours after Egyptian security forces killed the leader of an extremist group that claimed responsibility, police said. An Associated Press ...

Bomb near top Cairo courthouse kills two; other blasts hit capital

World Mar 3, 2015

Bomb near top Cairo courthouse kills two; other blasts hit capital

Two people were killed when a bomb exploded near a top court building in central Cairo, the health ministry said, the deadliest attack in three blasts to hit the Egyptian capital on Monday. The repeated security incidents in Cairo have raised concern over the effectiveness ...

After British, Canada closes Cairo embassy amid security scare

World Dec 9, 2014

After British, Canada closes Cairo embassy amid security scare

The Canadian Embassy in the Egyptian capital closed on Monday over unspecified security concerns, a day after the British Embassy also suspended its services over safety worries. The two Western embassies, located next door to one another in the central Cairo district of Garden City, ...